Singaporean conductor swaps stage for food delivery

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR AND FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER, CHIYA AMOS, SAYING (SOUNDBITE PARTLY OVERLAID WITH CLOSER ANGLE SHOT):

"Hi, I'm Chiya Amos, and I'm an orchestra conductor. Right now I'm a food delivery rider in Singapore."

Chiya Amos used to lead dozens of orchestras in Russia every year

Location: Kostroma, Russia

He was forced to return to Singapore after ten months without work

and now spends up to 12 hours a day, nearly seven days a week

delivering food and drinks

Location: Singapore

"Yeah, I miss being on stage. Of course, I miss collaborating with people, I miss waving my hands and making magic, music. But at the end of the day, it seems that the mission that I had as a conductor is similar to the mission that I'm having as a delivery rider right now, because we bring food to people, we bring sustenance to people. And as a conductor, we work with orchestras to bring sustenance to the soul and the mind."